Everyone’s cycles are different and many things can affect them. But how can you tell if there is something wrong? When should you see a doctor about your periods? And why can menstrual cycles vary so much? We asked leading obstetrician/gynaecologist Miss Aruna Ramineni, who has the answers.
Thrush is the most common name given to a medical condition in which a yeast-like fungus called Candida albicans overgrows in the genital area or the mouth and throat. Dr Nneka Nwokolo tells us more about the parts of the body that are affected by thrush, the symptoms that accompany it and how it can be treated.
If you've had a smear test and have been told the results are abnormal, understandably you're going to feel worried and nervous. We've asked our leading gynaecologist Mr Stewart Disu to explain what this could possibly mean and the likeliness of having developed cervical cancer.
The choice of whether or not to take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is different for each person. To help you make the most of your consultation with your doctor, we’ve asked experienced gynaecologist and fertility consultant Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee for an overview of the benefits and risks of HRT.
In the UK, one in seven couples experience difficulty conceiving, so you might wonder whether you are one of them, particularly if you are aged between 30 and 39. Whilst female fertility does decrease with age, there are many other physical, mental, and emotional well-being aspects that play a vital role in fertility and conception. Dr Malini Uppal, a fertility specialist of the City Fertility clinic in central London, lists some of the key things that can affect your fertility and your ability to conceive.
For some women who have heavy periods every month or who bleed in between their next cycle, it can be really frustrating but could also be signs of a uterine polyp. Leading gynaecologist Mr Mahantesh Karoshi explains more about the excessive growths found in the uterine lining and whether they need to be removed.
It’s a common misconception that if you’re a woman, your supply of eggs will run out by your early 40s. As consultant gynaecologist Mr Mahantesh Karoshi explains, quality matters more than quantity, which is why certain fertility treatments such as pre-implantation genetic screening and egg freezing are becoming increasingly popular.
Type “menopause treatment” into Google and you’ll get over 50 million results – so how do you know what works? Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Arvind Vashisht completed his doctoral thesis in hormonal replacements therapies, and is here to explain the main treatments on offer.
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome is debilitating pain that some women suffer from. It can be during the menstrual cycle, but not exclusively, and generally, it will last for more than six months. Mr Parijat Bhattacharjee, an expert gynaecologist, explains what causes chronic pelvic pain syndrome and how it may be managed.
Male infertility is the inability of a man to cause pregnancy in a woman. Infertility in men can be caused by numerous factors, including underlying medical conditions or a naturally low sperm count. Mr Michael Booker, a fertility expert, obstetrician and gynaecologist, explains male infertility and how it can be treated.